Support for children following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Tuesday September 2022

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It can sometimes feel surprising to grieve someone we didn’t know personally but there are many reasons why you and many millions of others might be affected. There is lots of free support to help you make sense of how you’re feeling.

For children and young people:

Cruse helpline is offering extended hours over the period of national mourning. Their bereavement supporters will be happy to talk to you about how you’re feeling – whether that’s grief for The Queen or because the situation has brought up other difficult feelings for you. Call 0808 808 1677

For parents:

For professionals:

Other excellent resources:

Winston’s Wish provides support for grieving children, young people (up to 25) and adults supporting them. Please call our Freephone Helpline team on 08088 020 021 or email We can provide advice, support and resources. If you need urgent support, the Winston’s Wish Crisis Messenger is available 24/7 for free, confidential support in a crisis. Text WW to 85258.

Other Help Lines

  • Text chat via The Signpost 07480 635025
  • CAMHS Crisis Line 020 3228 5980
  • Childline 0800 1111
  • Samaritans 116 123
  • Saneline 0300 304 7000
  • HOPElink UK 0800 068 4141

Where children or young people need more support than a helpline or their practitioner can offer, please look at the Bromley Y webpages to see what we offer locally in Bromley Bromley Y is the single point of access to all our local emotional wellbeing and mental health services for children and young people.